Child Help (2013) states that three to seven innocent children die every single day from different forms of child abuse throughout the world. Child protection services in many countries reach out in an attempt to investigate these issues but do not have the work force or the resources to protect these children from the unforgiving and punishing ordeals that they go through every single day. Hospitals especially in the United States receive many children with fractured bones in the most unlike places but since the parents cannot confess, they cannot be convicted under the law (Child Help 2013). Many of these children are brought back with similar injuries time and time again in the same hospitals. The problem that has been established is that of magnitude but that which can be prevented by through very simple efforts.
Child Help (2013)
Child Help (2013)
Notably, many interested parties who sympathize with these unfortunate children have employed rescue operations to save these children from their neglecting parents or caregivers. However, most of their efforts may not have had a huge impact due to the lenient laws that mostly side with the parents. Even if these children escape death, statistics argue that, as adults and teenagers, they end up making poor life decisions as a result of the psychological damage (Barnett 2013).
Arguably, one may propose that interested investors should use this as an opportunity to ask the government to give them custody of the children and in return, as young adults, they would have to donate an organ or two to needy patients. This proposed strategy will serve to benefit a very broad group of interested parties including the government, the child, the future needy patient, as well as the parents who obviously do not care for their children. Does this proposition not only improve the quality of life of all this parties, but also help improve the economy of the country.
Here are several reasons why this proposal would be effective. First, as Barnett (2013) argues, it is a fundamental right for a child or any other citizen to be protected by the government in which they belong. A child that dies from any form of abuse or suffers lifelong effects because the government would not protect them further challenges the efficiency of the government. Notably, the investors who come in will not only take the responsibility to protect the child from imminent death or further psychological damage on behalf of the government, but it will also eliminate the cost that the government incurs in following up custody cases among other costs. Secondly, these companies or invested parties would give the suspect parents or caregivers a small remuneration that will ensure that they gave full custody of the child to the organization without expensive court proceedings. Thirdly, these invested parties would then vow to give the children very good care as well as education which would ensure that the children would have a brighter future compared to the one that they would have had had they been with their original caregivers.
When the children grow up and learn of how the company saved their lives by protecting them from abusive parents, they would obviously feel that they needed to pay back their protectors in one way, or another. The solution for donating organs would only come as a welcome solution for all the kindness and investment that the companies had granted them. This program would, therefore, save needy lives while protecting helpless, really helpless children. Such donations would include eggs for infertile mothers, sperms for needy families, kidneys, skin grafts, spinal fluid among others. In the event of their death, the organs of these rescued kids would also be sold to needy patients for the benefit of the invested parties.
The organization would ensure that the donations would not harm the health of the rescued children. This means that that the children would live a happy healthy life with better opportunities due to the healthy environment and education that they received courtesy of the invested parties. Since these children would have no means of paying this good people who gave them a second chance in life, the organ donations would provide for them a means to pay off their efforts and investments.
Although many people today would argue that this is a barbaric and inhumane way of solving this issue, further investigation would prove that these method would be human as human possible. People should consider which scenario is better and more humane between children dying senselessly every single day because nobody can has the funds to help them or should they be protected for a small price to pay in the future. These children would actually be grateful knowing that they would part with a small part of their body instead of their whole lives if they were left to die. Overall, this method aims to benefit all parties involved and make the world a better place as well.
Barnett, Fiona. Child abuse royal commission ‘at risk’: independent Australia, 2013. Retrieved from: http://www.independentaustralia.net/article-display/child-abuse-royal-commission-at-risk,5565
Child Help. National child abuse statistics: child abuse in America, 2013. Retrieved from: http://www.childhelp.org/pages/statistics